1038 Old Puri Patta Jatri Patti - Indian Art Painting - Rare Subject

Amazing unparalled example of the art category 'Puri  Patta' or Pilgrim's Souvenir

 

The vivid colors are characteristic of the historical folk art of the region.

 

The cotton cloth is treated before painting and after painting with lacquer to protect the paint. Jatripattis were done by reed pens and had bold lines. Jatripattis are religious souvenirs of the kind that were given to the pilgrims who visited Jagannatha temple in Puri until the start of the century (1900s). The old methods of painting have now been discontinued.

 

Hindus have four important pilgrimage spots -known as 'Chaar Dhaam' that a devout Hindu ought to visit during his lifetime. The Jagannath temple of Puri is one of them.

 

The subject is the story of Jagannath & Balabhadra accepting milk from Manika.

 

Very Rare Subject.

 

Rare Red Ground.

 

Patta from Puri.

 

Cloth painted and glazed. Framed.

 

Odisha, India 

 

Reframed. 

 

Painting: 50cm x 50cm Frame: 75 x 75 approximately

 

Age unknown but estimated to be 50-80 years old

 

See a lot recently offered on Christie's here

 

LITERATURE REFERENCE :

Similar JatriPatti seen on Page 98, 'Ritual Art of India' by Ajit Mookerjee, Thames & Hudson.


MUSEUM EXAMPLE:

1) LACMA museum [ SEARCH "PURI"]

2) COLUMBIA.EDU

http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00routesdata/1100_1199/jagannath/patachitra/patachitra.html

3. Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford
Accession Number
EA1967.209

4. Art Gallery NSW Accession number 583.1996

 

 

 

 

 

 


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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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